AMD's Phenom II X6 processor has found its way into a new machine today with the launch of Dell's Studio XPS 7100. While it's readily available through gaming PC builders, few major players have jumped on the six-core chip – until now, of course.
The machine is configurable with various preset Phenom II X6 and Radeon HD combos, the best of which is an X6 1055T and HD 5870. Other pairs include the Phenom II X6 1035T and Radeon HD 5670, X6 1055T and HD 5450, X6 1055T and HD 5670, and the X6 1035T with an HD 5870. Quad-core Phenom II processors are also listed.
You can add 6, 8, 12 or 16GB of DDR3 1333MHz RAM, 1 or 1.5TB of storage with an optional secondary hard drive in RAID 0 or 1, single or dual optical drives with a Blu-ray reader or writer, and naturally, Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate 64-bit.
The Studio XPS 7100 line kicks off at $499, but it seems like the cheapest hexacore configuration is around $699. Systems ordered today have a preliminary ship date of May 26.